“SLCH to open ‘priority care’ facility

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CORNWALL – St. Luke’s Cornwall
Hospital will open SLCH Priority Care on January 20 at its Cornwall campus.
The program will offer extended primary care services during the evening
and weekend hours.  The office will treat both children and adults
for sick and well visits.
Similar to afterhours care, the new program will treat patients when they need to be evaluated but emergency department or urgent care services are not required.
The new SLCH Priority Care is located adjacent to the existing emergency department and will be open Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“The expansion of services is in line with our efforts to provide high quality care in the most appropriate setting,” said hospital President Robert Ross. “We continue to reexamine and reevaluate our services to best meet the needs of the community.”
State Assemblyman James Skoufis (D, Woodbury), who successfully fought the hospital’s planned overnight closure of the Cornwall emergency room, said the new program “is certainly a welcome addition” to the hospital’s care.
“The extended primary care will work well in conjunction with the Cornwall emergency department that is located just adjacent to the center,” Skoufis said.